Visualization of Markthal in Rotterdamn by JanvanHelleman on Flickr.

Arrogance of space: Latvians take the whole arrogance of space thing seriously by biking around and showing how wasted space is by cars.

Fair share streets: Sightline continues its series on creating fair share streets by taking a look at bunch of case studies.

Let the kids bus it: A parent writes about letting kids bus themselves around; it’s not as scary as people think it is.

Designing the bills: A Norwegian architecture firm is tapped to redesign Norway’s paper currency, the results are beautiful.

Underground: A look into the London Underground’s “ghost stations”, and a sneak peek at the new driverless trains for the 2020s.

Subsidizing drivers: A DC bicyclist asks the real question, why should non-drivers subsidize drivers?

Improved health: King County leads the way for healthcare enrollment under Obamacare, but the state is making progress elsewhere,too.

A big divide: Census data shows that there is a big divide between even Gen Xers and Millenials when it comes to driving habits.

Microhousing rule change: The Seattle City Council has adopted a new set of rules from microhousing.

Room to grow: Capitol Hill still has tons of capacity remaining for growth, 71% left to be exact.

Wooden skyscrapers: Timber construction of skyscrapers might be the future, they’re quick to build and cheaper. It’s just a matter of building codes to allow them.

Thin the lanes: 12-foot lanes are a disaster for pedestrians and cyclists, but they’re also bad for actually moving traffic, too.

Radical projects: 13 projects that could entirely change the way we look at London.

On the edge: Two new projects that are on the edge of Capitol Hill, and they look great.

Be practical: A transit advocate ask the legitimate question of why can’t transportation mega-projects be more practical to extend the value of the investment.

50 years: A look at how high-speed rail in Japan has been completely transformative.

First of its kind: A co-housing development breaks ground on Capitol Hill, hopefully we’ll see more.

History lesson: A brief history on the Seattle Waterfront and a sweet map to go with it.

A head turner: Michigan’s DOT is embarking on a two-year study on a multi-use street in Kalamazoo, and would you guess that it includes protected bike lanes and a trimmed down street?

Showing off: Dutch designers delivered a fascinating and beautiful new building to Rotterdam.

Another small tweak: SDOT makes another modification to the Second Avenue bike lanes after two accidents.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.